Botanical Painting

COURSE OUTLINE:
Students will learn how to use watercolour paints in a controlled way, to produce a realistic botanical painting of grapes that are good enough to eat!
The course will include short demonstrations to the group by the tutor when required, with the majority of the course taking the form of practical progress on your own personal project, and individual guidance from the tutor when required

COURSE PROGRAMME:
On this workshop you will learn how to:

1. Make an accurate drawing

2. Trace and transfer to watercolour paper

3. Mixing accurate colours

4. Build up layers of paint to achieve a realistic 3d painting

5. Use thicker paint to get the correct tone for shadow areas

6.add any details on the surface of the fruit

MATERIALS PROVIDED:
Artists’ quality watercolour paint and brushes, hot pressed watercolour paper and other papers, all other materials and equipment required, grapes